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Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

Also called Dwarf Chinese Astilbe


Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

More About Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila'

  • Short spikes of mauve-lilac plumes
  • Deeply cut, bronze-green foliage hugs the ground
  • One of the most drought tolerant astilbe
  • Chinese astilbe are generally more sun tolerant
  • Excellent, ground cover
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 25 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Mauve-lilac
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Dwarf False Spirea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in light to moderate shade, with average to moist soils. Astilbe may burn if planted in full sun. Deep shade tolerant, but will not flower as prolifically. Water plants during the summer especially if there is less than average rainfall. Extended drought periods will lead to browning of the foliage and may result in foliage drop. After flowers finish, prune off spent blooms and lightly shape the foliage to encourage new growth. 


Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Dwarf
Spreading

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging